Jul 10, 2011 2:00am EDT
of the big things. after a decade of racking up deficits and debt, we need to get our fiscal house in order. in order to do that, both sides are gonna have to step outside of the comfort zone and make some political sacrifice. we agree we cannot afford to default on our national obligations for the first time in history. we need to uphold the faith in credit of the united states. with the recovery that is still fragile and not producing the jobs we need, the last thing we can afford is the usual partisan game playing. congress will be any stronger position to focus on some of the measures i have party proposed by putting people to work rebuilding america's infrastructure or ipad system so that are innovators have a greater incentive to make new products. or making college more affordable. businesses that may be holding back, we'll have a greater confidence to invest and create jobs. i know we can do this. we can meet our fiscal challenge. that is what the american people sent us here to do. they did not send guard -- us to kick the problems down the road. they sent us here to work together.
Jul 18, 2011 2:00am EDT
big banking sectors, the trade association, a government watchdog groups and consumer advocates across the country. i am pleased to report that out or initiatives on improving market reforms, supervising credit businesses and setting up a strong military service offices have received widespread support from those individuals across this country. in my written testimony, i describe in detail the steps to provide meaningful oversight and to make sure it remains accountable to congress and the american people. i appreciate the opportunity to discuss that oversight today. members of the committee, elijah cummings, thank you for alumnae to testify. we are preparing this agency to begin its various responsibilities in appreciate these important oversight roles of the committee and your efforts. >> i thank the gentle lady for her comments. i will now recognize myself or five minutes. i received from kim wallace in legislative affairs department, it rather interesting response to our document request -- one second. we will leave you with a copy of it. i think he works capri for you for the tre
Jul 3, 2011 1:00pm EDT
of the big questions that we raised reight away with the pakistani government. what gives? they try to figure out the same thing. but, pakistan is a large country. it is one of their lessons learned right now in terms of what they need to do to make sure they are aware of what is happening. and there have been individuals in the past from al-qaeda dattht have used the area as a transit point. >> in the front row. >> brad just ask the first -- asekd the -- asked the first question that i had in mind. clearly, one of our preferred tools for dealing with al-qaeda and its militants is targeted killing. i understand that it is perfectly legal. in that sense, i have no problem with it. it strikes me how much we rely on that to include targeting some people who are american citizens. it is that problematic in the long run? not from a legal point of view, but from a reputation appointive you for what it may bring back -- reputation point of view, for what it may bring back to us from the way that we imagine ourselves? >> without speaking to any particular operational activities or abilities, let me a